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xrcrguy
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posted 08 October 2002 11:31 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
httpcolonslashslashslashdotdotorg
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DrConway
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posted 08 October 2002 11:45 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tell 'em about the "slashdot effect".
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xrcrguy
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posted 08 October 2002 11:56 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
What is the "Slashdot Effect?"
When Slashdot links a site, often a lot of readers will hit the link to read the story or see the purty pictures. This can easily throw thousands of hits at the site in minutes. Most of the time, large professional websites have no problem with this, but often a site we link will be a smaller site, used to getting only a few thousand hits a day. When all those Slashdot readers start crashing the party, it can saturate the site completely, causing the site to buckle under the strain. When this happens, the site is said to be "Slashdotted."
Recently, the terms "Slashdot Effect" and "Slashdotted" have been used more generally to refer to any short-term traffic jam at a website.


My brother just told me about this site today, I had know idea about this...COOL!!


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SamL
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posted 07 May 2003 10:22 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That gives me an idea.....

You know all those Free Dominion folks who came for the "debate"........


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